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June 15, 2017

Professor tackles superbug

A University of Otago researcher is set to work with scientists from around the world to combat a deadly superbug. Biochemist Prof Iain Lamont has received a $1.15million Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) grant to uncover genetic mutations leading to antibiotic resistance in one of the world’s most… Read More

June 15, 2017

$24m boost for health research

A $24million cash injection will allow University of Otago researchers to search for solutions to some of the big health challenges facing New Zealand. The money from the Government’s Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) will allow researchers to look at issues ranging from the rise of superbugs to… Read More

June 15, 2017

Babies in paracetamol, asthma probe

New Zealand researchers will carry out a multi-million dollar, world-first study to prove whether there is a link between babies being given paracetamol and the development of asthma. Auckland paediatric emergency medicine specialist at Starship Children’s Hospital Dr Stuart Dalziel has received $4.99 million from the Health Research Council of… Read More

June 14, 2017

Health researchers secure more than $6m in HRC funding

Two health researchers from Massey University’s College of Health have been awarded more than $6 million in the latest round of funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), targeting occupational disease in New Zealand as well as international alcohol policy and its impact. Five research programmes have… Read More

May 31, 2017

Major advances in macular degeneration research

Some of Australia’s foremost ophthalmic experts gathered for the annual Macular Degeneration Awareness Week Research Symposium in Sydney last week. More than 100 people attended the symposium, which focused on macular degeneration research, specifically recent breakthroughs and potential future discoveries. Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) patron Ms Ita Buttrose discussed… Read More

May 30, 2017

Millions to tackle antimicrobial resistance “very welcome”

NPS MedicineWise says the announcement of additional funding is much needed considering antibiotic prescribing rates in some areas of practice remain particularly high. Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the Federal government will invest $5.9 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) into tackling the threat of microorganisms such… Read More

May 30, 2017

Diabetes Mellitus: Epidemiology and Ocular Manifestations

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. Besides being a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness and  visual impairment in the working age group. A person with diabetes has 25… Read More

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